With mirrorless cameras still proving to be out of the reach of most amateur photographers, Nikon is banking on its latest device, the Nikon 1 S2, helping to make things a lot more accessible in the near future by reducing the major barrier to early adoption - price.
The mirrorless snapper will come with a 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that offers an impressive ISO range of 200-12,800, although it's worth noting that you'll be topped at 6,400 if you rely on auto mode (which, let's be honest, you should probably be trying to get away from if you take your photography any way seriously). The device will allow photographers to snap as many as 20 shots per second with autofocus enabled, making it perfect for action shots, while those who want to tackle manual focus can look forward to a capture rate of 60 shots per second.
On top of the slickly designed camera, users will get the Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens in the basic package, which has been priced at £379.99 in the UK (we haven't received any North American or Eurozone pricing information yet, but that roughly equates to $699 and €465), and, for an additioanl £200, the Nikkor 30-100mm lens.
For those of you who like to customize your look, the Nikon 1 S2 will come in white, black, yellow and red, while the lenses ship in white or black.